I have been building businesses for over 10 years and I have to say that entrepreneurship is like learning to surf. Before catching a good wave you will fall many many times. It is part of the process and I find it necessary. After all,...

The interest rates are very low. So many of you ask me for advices for investing in startups, so well I have decided to answer them all at once writing a post. I know, you have heard if you have good luck investing it could mean...

To me Intrapreneurs are the big-time forgotten in the business world, I put my two cents to give them the notoriety they deserve. I will start with an everyday story that many of you usually live: You are everywhere, you are people that work hard, giving...

I recognize I am an irreparable reoffender! After the success of 5 types of entrepreneurs I have launched myself pitiless against investors. Let’s not fool ourselves, as much as we paint them as perverse and evil, we need entrepreneurs, without them companies like Apple, Dropbox, Skype,...

I have never liked stereotypes, but if they exist it is for a reason. In all these years as an entrepreneur, mentor and consultant I have seen that we can fit people in certain types of profiles where, as bad as it sounds, in some...

I have the honor and excitement to announce that Kompyte has been named tonight member of the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 list. Since 1996, executives from the technology industry, investors and strategists have valued the Red Herring 100 lists as an instrument for discovering and...

After 4 years of intense dedication, I am announcing the end of my phase at Zyncro. As the Parana Investment Fund has entered the board, next Monday Carlos Ramón whom I have worked with for the past 9 months and is executive at the Fund will take over the CEO role. Best of luck, Carlos!

As a big fan of wearable technology, I am very happy to see a Spanish start-up making it to the finals of Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge. The team of First V1sion will be presenting their prototype for the grand finale on November, 3. The project is a sports broadcast patented system that consists of a camera integrated in the athlete's competition shirt for a broadcast. There is also a built-in Intel Edison chip that measures heartbeat and other important biometrics that can avoid sudden deaths. Indeed, there is innovation in Spain and I wish the team the best of luck. 

As most of you know one of my professional endeavours is the social collaboration platform Zyncro. Zyncro has been steadily growing and became part of the Garner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace. One of the reasons for its success has been the sales strategy, through partnerships in strategic markets. The fastest growing one so far has been Mexico. So here are my three reasons as a software vendor to sell in Mexico.

I have been trying so many apps throughout my career, but I can say that Remember the Milk has become one of my all time favorites. Everytime I try another app, my heart keeps coming back to this one. These are the my top 5 reasons...

On the 9th of October at 11:15 I will be taking part of the "Bootstrapping in the South" Panel that is part of the South Summit. The South Summit is one of the leading startup conferences in the South of Europe where the best talent from the Mediterranean and Latin America meet the leading investors. Southern startups are many times underestimated compared to their Northern counterparts and I feel positive about events like this bringing the light to teams with brilliant ideas and business strategy. 

Arduino Zum by BQ ReadersAs many of you know, I have a passion for robotics and the "Internet of Things". Thus I was so happy to receive my fantastic Arduino ZUM board by BQ Readers. It is a board that incorporates additional features that will be appreciated by both professionals and amateur fans. It is worth mentioning Bluetooth, 3A input (that allows a larger number of peripherals) and a set of additional pins, extremely useful for the design phase. 

I am very happy to see Zyncro Tech for a second consecutive year on Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace. We have been working hard for this and appreciate the recognition from the analysts. "Zyncro offers a comprehensive on-premises or cloud-based suite of capabilities that goes far beyond social collaboration to include support for document repositories, electronic forms, tasks, real-time collaboration, location awareness and sophisticated support for Web accessibility. Zyncro also offers customized solutions based on its technology, which have attracted some large customers looking for tailored sales support or recruitment applications." says the report. We will keep the hard work and aim at improving year after year. 

Last week I was invited to the event Active Venture Partners Family Day. As keynote speaker we had Ashley Ward.  Ashley is a well know top manager, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and extreme mentor. As a seven times CEO over 26 years with four public offerings behind him, he...

As I am writing my first book on entrepreneurship, and I was looking for historical references, I found true inspiration in Christopher Columbus. Not Richard Branson, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. They do deserve admiration without any doubt but they had the facilities and knowledge of modern society and the financial infrastructure. Columbus, on the other hand, started his project at a time when the Earth was considered flat, and had very little resource to argument the potential of his travels. 

Telegraph Hill Capital (THCAP), based in San Francisco, has invested in Spanish start-up Captio. THCAP is specialized in funding mobile technology solutions and has been showing preference for SaaS model companies. I have been using Captio since its early stages and have always been a firm believer in their success so I decided to enter this round with a private investment. 

SmashTech Barcelona organizes their first conference next January and I am honoured to be one of the speakers, surrounded by professionals from LinkedIn, Google or Hootsuite and entrepreneurs in the industry. SmashTech is a Social Business Congress and the aim is to help businesses adapt to the...

— CIOs losing power?

Dear Fitbit Team: Thanks for the information but it is the best product you have ever made. I'm not suffering any of the symptoms you mention so at my own risk I will keep on using it. You are awesome I expect to buy new amazing Fitbit products...

Really happy with my brand new book! :-) Thanks ShaoLan & Chineasy Team you did an amazing job! If you want to learn Chinese in a different way you need to get this book: http://chineasy.org/...

Originally posted on Quartz: I find most “work-life balance” conversations challenging. For starters, there’s a distinctly gendered component to them—where women seem to be expected to worry more about balancing it all, and where “life” is code for domestic duties, rather than, you know, life in all its juicy,...

The Open Education Challenge, launched in partnership with the European Commission, is an invitation to all innovators to submit projects, receive mentoring and seed funding through the European Incubator for Innovation in Education, and get direct access to investors from day one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGUR77eQT6Q Learn more! Apply now Join our...